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Reading List for Leadership Development



Ken Blanchard:

Full Steam Ahead! Unleash the Power of Vision in Your Company and Your Life (2003), by Kenneth Blanchard and Jesse Stoner, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, San Franciso, CA


Leading at a Higher Level: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations (2007) by Ken Blanchard and The Founding Associates and Consulting Partners of the Ken Blanchard Companies, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle, Back River, NJ


One Minute Manager (1982) by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson, HarperCollins: NY


One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey (1989) by Kenneth Blanchard, William Oncken and Hal Burrows, HarperCollins, NY


The On-Time, On-Target Manager: How a “Last Minute” Manager Conquered Procrastination (2004), by Kenneth Blanchard and Steve Grotty, HarperCollins, NY


Putting the One Minute Manager to Work: How to Turn the 3 Secrets into Skills (1988), by Kenneth Blanchard and Robert Lorber, Penquin Group, NY


The Secret: Discover What Great Leaders Know and Do (2004) by Kenneth Blanchard and Mark Miller, Berrett-Koehler Publisher, San Francisco, CA


Whale Done!: The Power of Positive Relationships (2002), by Kenneth Blanchard, Jim Ballard, Chuck Thompkins, and Thad Lacinak, Simon & Shuster Adult Publishing Group, NY


Stephen Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (1989, 2004) by Stephen R. Covey, Free Press of Simon & Shuster, NY


Peter Drucker

Classic Drucker: Essential Wisdom of Peter Drucker from the Pages of Harvard Business Review (2006) by Peter Drucker, Harvard Business Review Book, Boston, MA


What makes an effective executive (2004) Drucker, P. F. Harvard Business Review, June, 2004.


Jack Welch

Jack Welch and the 4E’s of Leadership: How to put GE’s Leadership Formula to work in Your Organization (2005) by Jeffrey A. Krames, McGraw Hill, NY


John Maxwell

Developing the Leaders Around You: How to Help Others Reach their Full Potential (1995) by John Maxwell, Thomas Nelson Publishing, Nashville, TN


Developing the Leader Within You (1993) by John C. Maxwell, Thomas Nelson Publishing, Nashville, TN


The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People will Follow You (1998) by John C. Maxwell, Thomas Nelson Publishing, Nashville, TN



A force for Change: How leadership differs from management  (1990) Kotter, J.P. Harvard Business Online.





Catch! A Fishmonger’s Guide to Greatness: Stop Floundering and Become More Effective in Your Life and Work (2004) by Cyndi Crother and the Crew of World Famous Pike Place Fish, Berrett-Koehler Publisher, San Francisco, CA


FISH! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results (2000) by Stephen C. Lundin, Ph.D., Harry Paul and John Christensen, Hyperion Books, NY


FISH! Tales Bite-sized Stories Unlimited possibilities (2002) by Stephen C. Lundin, Ph.D., Harry Paul and John Christensen, Hyperion Books, NY


FISH! Sticks Make Change Stick (2003) by Stephen C. Lundin, Ph.D., Harry Paul and John Christensen, Hyperion Books, NY


FISH for Life (2004) by Stephen C. Lundin, Ph.D., John Christensen and Harry Paul, Hyperion Books, NY


When Fish Fly: Lessons for Creating Vital and Energized Workplace from the World Famous Pike Place Fish Market (2004) by John Yokoyama and Joseph Michelli, Hyperion Books, NY


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Be Present!

The Precious Present (1984) by Spencer Johnson, M.D., Doubleday & Company, NY


Gung Ho!

Gung Ho! (1997) by Kenneth Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, HarperCollins, NY



The Disney   Way: Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company (2007, 2002) by Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson, McGraw Hill, NY


Southwest Airlines

Lessons in Loyalty: How Southwest Airlines Does It - An Insider's View (2005) by Lorraine Grubbs-West, CornerStone Leadership Institute, Dallas, TX


Nuts! Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success (1996) by Kevin Freiberg & Jackie Freiberg, Broadway Books, NY


The Southwest   Airlines Way: Using Power of Relationships to Achieve High Performance (2003) by Judy Hoffer Gittel, McGraw-Hill, NY



The Starbucks Experience: 5 Principles for Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary (2007) by Joseph A. Michelli, McGraw-Hill, NY


Other References

Kralewski, J.J., Dowd, B. E., Kaissi, A, Curoe, A & Rockwood, T. (2005). Measuring the Culture of Medical Practices. Health Care Management Review: July-September, 184-193


Reynolds, P.D.(1986). Organizational Culture as Related to Industry, Position and Performance: A Preliminary Report. Journal of Management Studies: 23, 333.


Schein, E. H. (1992). Organizational culture and leadership (2nd ed). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass





Heart of Change: Real Life Stories of How People Change their Organization (2002), by Joseph P. Kotter and Dan S. Cohen, Harvard Business School Publishing, Boston, MA


Leading Change (1996) by Joseph P. Kotter, Harvard Business School Publishing, Boston, MA


Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions (2006) by Joseph P. Kotter and Holger Rathgeger, St. Martin’s Press, NY


Our Iceberg is Melting website:


Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life (1998) by Spencer Johnson, Penquin Group, NY




You've Got Style (2000) by Robert A. Rohm. Atlanta, GA, Personality Insights




Intrinsic Motivation at Work: Building Energy & Commitment (2000) by Kenneth W. Thomas, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco, CA




High Five! (2001) by Kenneth Blanchard, Eunice Parisi-Carew, Sheldon Bowlers and Donald Carew, HarperCollins, NY


The One Minute Manager Builds High Performance Teams (2006) by Kenneth Blanchard, Eunice Parisi-Carew and Donald K. Carew, HarperCollins, NY


Tools for Teams: Building Effective Teams in the Workplace (2000) by Leigh Thompson, Eileen Aranda, Stephen P. Robbins and others, Edited by Craig Swenson, Pearson Custom Publishing, Boston, MA